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Rachid Ghannouchi

Democratic Islam Is the Best Antidote to ISIS

Soumaya Ghannoushi | Posted 12.24.2014 | World
Soumaya Ghannoushi

Tunisia, which had shown Arabs a way out of the prison of dictatorship through peaceful protest, is today demonstrating that on the ruins of the old order a democracy could be built.

Moderate Wins Landslide Victory In Re-Election As Islamist Party Head In Tunisia

AP | BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA | Posted 07.17.2012 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia -- Tunisia's most powerful Islamist party re-elected a moderate as its leader by a landslide in the early hours of the morning Tuesday,...

"The Revolution Will Spread Throughout the Muslim World - and Beyond"

Elisabeth Braw | Posted 04.01.2012 | World
Elisabeth Braw

People call him "The Godfather of the new Islamist Middle East." Rachid Ghannouchi, whose Ennahdha party won Tunisia's first free elections last November, does indeed spearhead the post-Arab Spring Middle East.

The Shariah Was Made For Man -- And Not Man For The Shariah

Mustafa Akyol | Posted 02.18.2012 | Religion
Mustafa Akyol

The fundamentalists do not realize that their blind literalism could lead them to follow the letter of the law, but betray its intents.

Islamists Facing Tests

Philip Seib | Posted 01.08.2012 | World
Philip Seib

Muslims must decide if faith and freedom are to coexist. As they decide, a primary task is to make democracy more than a matter of electoral politics and instead embrace the notion of a democratic culture.